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Baby’s Health
  If pregnancy wasn't enough to worry about, now you have a whole separate little person to look after.
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There are so many things you need before your baby is born, we thought we would list them for you. Take stock of the things you will need for baby, and remember that SmartMomma's store can help you with many of these needs!
  As your baby changes and grows, you will notice many new behaviors. Your baby is developing a personality of her own. Along with this exciting time comes some uncertainty, as you adjust to your baby's behaviors.
You've just found a new love in your life. Over the next few months, this love will grow and grow, as you witness his first smile, his first belly laugh, and his first steps. Cuddle your baby as often as you can. Before you know it, he will be a toddler on the go!
Infant Development
  See how your baby is developing month by month.
Keeping baby healthy goes hand in hand with your baby's nutrition. Whether you're breastfeeding, formula feeding, or moving on to table food, nutrition is key to giving your baby a head start in life.
  Play time for baby is a time where she can learn such skills as lifting her head, processing verbal cues, and learning about the world around her. The more you interact and play with your baby, the faster her intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. So play hard mom!
Gone are the days of reckless abandon before you had kids. Now you worry every time they fall down, cough, or even look at you funny. While it is important to promote safety with baby, remember that spills will happen. With proper planning, you can minimize many dangers in baby's world just by using good old fashion common sense.  
Is My Baby Spoiled?

When you are a new mom, many people will offer you advice, whether solicited or not. Everyone from your pediatrician to your mother in law to your babysitter will tell you how you should raise your child. It is up to you to determine if and how you will use the information.

Since you may be new to this baby care thing, you may be feeling insecure or unsure about your mothering. You may feel guilty or inadequate to care for your new baby. These are very normal emotions that all mothers feel at some time.

Some people of an “old school” philosophy may tell you that by picking up your baby when he cries, you are “spoiling” him. When someone tells you this, you can tell them that it is a medical fact that a baby can’t be spoiled. (A toddler is surely another story).

If your baby is crying, this is a signal that he needs something. It could be a diaper change, a feeding, or just a need to be held and nurtured. You should never be made to feel guilty for holding your child when he cries.

In fact, denying your child your touch and love can be harmful to his emotional development. Your child needs your love as often as he can get it. So the next time someone tells you that you’re spoiling your baby, you can tell them that you know what you’re doing. You’re being a good mother.

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